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Challenge: Knife Fork Spoon (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Home
Date: Dec 4, 2005
Aperture: 5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2005

Just thought of a fun way to do this challenge. Basically took a fork and cut it (sorry Honey). Melted some solder to mimic the melting of the fork. Hardest part was dealing with the reflections.

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Statistics
Place: 36 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.8290
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
Avg (participants): 5.3690
Avg (non-participants): 6.1835
Views since voting: 1402
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 193
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/18/2005 10:56:32 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club
by strangeghost

COMPOSITION
Great compositions start with great concepts. Kudos to you for thinking of this idea and then pursuing it to execution. I think having the fork and melt as centered weakens the presentation. Even better (though probably gnarly hard to do) would have been to have the fork contacting the peppers and seemingly melting on contact, with liquid metal dripping down over the pepper and pooling on the plate. Having worked with solder, I know how difficult it is to handle. Rounded pools might have worked better than the pointed ones you got. I think of using mercury instead (but probably difficult to acquire and definitely dangerous to work with). Anyway, High points here on concept and execution!

TECHNIQUE
Illumination is OK, but I wonder if you tried different lighting schemes to create more contrast or interest? Fork and pool of metal nice and sharp. It might have been nice to have one of the peppers in sharp focus too, with the extreme sharpness of the pepper speaking to the "hotness" that you were going for in concept. There's a bit too much melted metal to be accounted for by a single fork tyne, but that's really quibbling.

OVERALL IMPACT
Definitely a photo that makes me stop and look. Even before I began to think what I was going to say about this shot, I found myself nodding and smiling at the concept and execution. It might have been stronger, but as it, an excellent shot and one you should be proud to have created. Your final score of 5.8 is above the average and shows that voters appreciated your efforts too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2005 04:14:53 PM
very good idea...could have been done a little better...but...take a look at my stuff...I shouldn't talk!
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12/09/2005 12:58:31 PM
I love the idea. Very clever.
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12/09/2005 12:03:07 PM
may be u have very good experience eating hot hot food
12/09/2005 06:24:48 AM
Love the idea. Would be better with a little more DOF. 9
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12/08/2005 10:37:27 PM
That is awesome! I love it.
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12/08/2005 01:53:41 PM
made me smile.. I have felt like that fork!
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12/06/2005 07:27:35 PM
Very nice idea. It works as is but I would have explored different focusing points and various dof. Yet, as is, the eye can not fail to zero into the lead. The tablerop or background shade is cool. Bumping up.
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12/06/2005 03:41:18 PM
Very clever idea .... How did you do it? The photo may be even more dramatic with cropping that would place the melting portion of the fork off center.
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12/06/2005 11:17:06 AM
Clever idea. A bit boring lightning, though.
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12/06/2005 12:28:33 AM
good one
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12/05/2005 11:09:25 PM
that's awesome....i hope you put a how-to
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12/05/2005 08:44:27 PM
Imagine what would happen if those were habaneros! Muy Caliente!
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12/05/2005 02:44:37 PM
I loved the originality and creativeness of this photo. I like the setup and composition. But seems a little flat in the contrast and sharpness departments.
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12/05/2005 12:24:24 PM
would have liked a deeper DOF
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12/05/2005 10:57:15 AM
Amazingly clever...best pic on here.
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12/05/2005 09:55:45 AM
Very creative, love the vivid colors too.
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12/05/2005 09:43:39 AM
very cool.
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12/05/2005 06:12:14 AM
Again a clever shot, well done
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